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I had a problem with rpmdrake the other day. It locked up and I had to kill it, then go in and remove the lock files etc. Since then it ...
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    rpmdrake - Problems downloading


    I had a problem with rpmdrake the other day. It locked up and I had to kill it, then go in and remove the lock files etc.

    Since then it has refused to download any updates or new packages. It will happily install any rpm packages that I have available locally, but if it needs to download anything it just hangs indefinitely with the download pop-up showing but nothing happening, and I have to kill it. It does not send any traffic out on the network at any stage.

    Nothing has changed as far as my internet connection, and in all other respects it works fine. If I install a package that has dependencies I have to note them down, kill rpmdrake, download the rpm files manually and then install them.

    Any tips?

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    had you tried to install updates through urpmi

    if you can't get updates through urpmi then the problem is with urpmi because rpmdrake is just a GUI front-end to 'urpmi'. 'urpmi' is the engine which 'rpmdrake' depends upon.

    Update your package list

    Code:
    urpmi.update -a

    Update your system
    Code:
    urpmi --auto-select
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    Tried that. It checks the local sources fine, but then hangs once it tries looking up the remote sources. So looks like a problem with urpmi?

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    Deleted all my sources and then re-created them, and now it works. I can only guess something got corrupted in the source definitions (though they all looked fine when I checked them),

    Thanks for your suggestion.

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